RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday said that despite challenges Pakistan’s borders are secure and the armed forces are prepared to meet any situation.
A delegation comprising members of the Parliamentary Kashmir Committee, Defence Committees of the Senate, and National Assembly visited the GHQ in Rawalpindi. The delegation had an exhaustive interactive session with the chief of army staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa that concluded with a resolve to continue the struggle against violent extremism through a synergetic, whole-of-the-nation approach.
The delegation was given a detailed briefing on the security environment, including the situation on the borders and Pakistan’s Army efforts for peace and stability. Gen Bajwa while alluding to the benefits of regional connectivity highlighted the importance of restoration of peace in Afghanistan for sustainable development of the region.
He reiterated the Pakistan army’s support and commitment to the Kashmir cause and the people of Kashmir. Gen Bajwa said that due to timely steps for western zone border management, Pakistan’s borders are secure.
According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), General Bajwa said, “Due to our timely steps for western zone border management, today despite challenges, Pakistan’s borders are secure and we are prepared to meet any situation.” The army chief said that armed forces, with support of the nation, have achieved unprecedented successes in fight against terrorism and bringing normalcy in the country.
Alluding to the benefits of regional connectivity, the COAS highlighted the importance of restoration of peace in Afghanistan for sustainable development of the region. He reiterated Pakistan Army’s support and commitment to Kashmir cause and people of Kashmir. “The world must know that without a peaceful resolution of the Kashmir issue, peace and stability will remain elusive,” the COAS reiterated.
The development comes amid the fast-evolving situation in Afghanistan, with several people who had fled the war-torn country being allowed transit stay in Pakistan for a month.
“The world must know that without peaceful resolution of the Kashmir issue, peace and stability will remain elusive,” Gen Bajwa reiterated.
The session concluded with the resolve to continue the struggle against violent extremism through a synergetic, whole-of-the-nation approach, the military’s media wing added.
In July, an in-camera meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security, which took place at the Parliament House, had ended with the parliamentarians expressing satisfaction over the briefing provided by the country’s security apparatus.
The meeting was chaired by National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser and involved a briefing by Director-General of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed.